Netgear WG511 && WEP (on an emachine)

Anthony Presley anthony at
Thu May 27 21:37:04 UTC 2004

Hi All --

I recently picked up an eMachine 6805, and got it up and running FC2,
using the 64-bit version of the OS.  Overall, it's not bad.

I realize that the Broadcom 802.11g chip is a LONG way from being
supported, at all (any change in this?), so I went out a picked up a
Netgear WG511, 802.11g.  This card uses the prism54 module / driver, and
works VERY well if I do not use WEP.

However, if I'm using WEP, it doesn't work at all.  It cannot fetch an
IP address, or anything.  The hex key is being stored in
/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/keys-eth1, in the format:

I've tried with several different keys (always key 1 on the router), and
two different routers / access points / firewalls.  Under Windows, this
same card has no problems.

Is WEP working with prism54?  What about on the 64-bit kernel?

What else am I missing?


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